Xilinx and Aquantia Extend Capabilities of Existing Copper Cabling Infrastructure for Data Center, Mobile, Enterprise and Video Applications

Xilinx All Programmable solutions together with new Aquantia AQrate technology address infrastructure bottlenecks and deliver unprecedented throughput

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Aquantia, the market leader of high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced they are extending the capabilities of existing copper cabling infrastructure for data center, mobile, enterprise and video applications. Aquantia's recently announced AQrate product line enables 5 times higher throughput than current Gigabit Ethernet (GE) solutions without requiring any change to the copper cabling infrastructure.  This technology allows the next generation of 2D/3D TORUS networks, 802.11ac Wireless LAN Access Points (APs), enterprise switches and client devices to operate at unprecedented speeds. Together with Xilinx's All Programmable FPGA and IP portfolios, the AQrate technology addresses mobile infrastructure bottlenecks and enables a disruptive set of solutions across a broad range of applications.

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"Our collaborative efforts ensure that Xilinx® FPGAs and IP interoperate seamlessly with Aquantia's industry leading AQrate technology features to deliver new and innovative solutions to the market," said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of sales and marketing at Aquantia.

"The programmable capabilities of Xilinx devices and IP enable the immediate implementation of solutions leveraging Aquantia's AQrate technology to transmit Ethernet data at 2.5 and 5 Gigabit/s (2.5GbE and 5GbE) over up to 100 meters of Cat 5e cables," said Hemant Dhulla, vice president of wired communications and data center business at Xilinx. "These new capabilities further expand the solutions that Xilinx can offer in these market segments, while leveraging our industry leading 7 series and Ultrascale™ device families."

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Aquantia is an investment portfolio company of Xilinx Technology Ventures – the investment arm of Xilinx, Inc., whose focus is on high-growth application domains such as the Data Center. Its mission is to identify and invest in early-stage companies with innovative new technologies that advance our vision and create value for Xilinx and our customers. More information about Xilinx Technology Ventures can be found at http://www.xilinx.com/about/technology-investments/index.htm.

About Aquantia
Aquantia is the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and mobile applications. As the number one supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs in data centers, Aquantia has been consistently the first in the industry to deliver the technology in all process nodes and all port configurations, including the world's first and only 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY device for servers. Aquantia's AQrate technology is the disruptive solution developed to increase the speed of connectivity over standard enterprise wiring by fivefold, enabling wireless and mobility network solutions to maximize their throughput and enhance user's experience. Located in Silicon Valley, Aquantia is a venture-backed company, with strong tier-1 VCs and strategic investor support. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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